This is a passage taken from my permanant companion, The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale. It's the list of synonyms for the word "banter."
banter, n. 1. raillery, repartee, wordplay, quiddity, badinage, persiflage; teasing, Inf. kidding, Inf. ribbing, Inf. joshing; joking, jesting, pleasantry, drollery, jocularity, waggery; ridicule, mockery, derision, Inf. ragging, Brit. quizzing.
--v. 2. tease, Inf. kid, Inf. rib, Inf. josh; badinage, chaff, rally, twit, Inf. pick or get on; make fun of, mock, ridicule, jeer at, Inf. rag; laugh at, deride, fleer, taunt.
So, this should give us a bit to work with next time 'round.